Next steps for flood and coastal erosion risk management in England - infrastructure resilience, land use and insurance

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 09:00 to 13:00
Central London

This conference will be an opportunity to consider:


There will be keynote contributions from Matt Crossman, Head of Resilience Study, National Infrastructure Commission; Mark Hoban, Chair, Flood Re and Laura Hughes, Manager, General Insurance, Association of British Insurers;.

Further confirmed speakers include: Fay Bull, Regional Director - Water, AECOM; Jo Harrison, Asset Management Director, United Utilities; Heather Shepherd, Head of Engagement & Technical Support, National Flood Forum and Innes Thomson, Chief Executive, Association of Drainage Authorities.

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering, Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Water Group and Member, House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has kindly agreed to chair part of this seminar.


The agenda

  • Implementing the National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England;
  • Future-proofing critical infrastructure - the National Infrastructure Commission’s Resilience Study;
  • Delivering the FCERM strategy for England - flood resilience infrastructure, land use, natural flood management, and community engagement;
  • Update on Flood Re - encouraging a ‘build back better’ approach, supporting resilience measures, and next steps following the five yearly (Quinquennial) review;
  • The future of land use management in flood risk areas - developing farmland flood resistance, planning sustainable developments, and future-proofing new housing developments; and
  • Next steps for flooding resilience policy.